|Look at those big eyes looking out at you in the lower center of the frame!|
|Another big boy.|
When I first opened the frames, the bees were really clinging to one another. Not sure what this is all about, perhaps I was breaking apart their "ball".
In any event, I removed each frame, one by one. There was a fair amount of good comb being built up, as you can see in the next photo. I think it's fascinating to see the progression of the comb, how it is gradually being built along the line of the perimeter, rather than cell by cell. I suppose this makes sense when you think of how the comb is being layered and how anatomically the bees would go about that ... but it makes it I think even more amazing how they keep it all so uniform.
There were quite a few cells filling up with pollen:
And in this next photo you can see glistening honey as well ... but I suppose since they are feeding off of sugar syrup this shouldn't be called honey ... but not sure what else to call it!
And while I didn't find the queen, I did spot eggs! This was really exciting ... I'll was truly getting worries that I had no queen as I was seeing pollen and syrup/honey in every frame. But as I started putting a frame back in the hive I noticed some eggs and so I looked closer and sure enough there were eggs in quite a few cells in two of the frames.